September 14, 1982 |
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
|Other names||The Cleveland Assassin|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||75.5 in (192 cm)|
|Style||Boxing, Taekwondo, Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu|
|Fighting out of||Cleveland, Ohio|
|Rank||NCAA Division I Wrestling
Red belt in Taekwondo
Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Professional boxing record|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Chris Lozano (born September 14, 1982) is an American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He currently fights for Bellator Fighting Championships and North American Allied Fight Series (NAAFS).
Lozano began wrestling when he was in the fifth grade. Aside from wrestling, he holds a red belt in taekwondo, which he earned when he was only 17. He also has a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He has a small boxing background, owning a 0-1 pro boxing record.
Lozano made his professional MMA debut in June 2009.
North American Allied Fight Series
Lozano began his mixed martial arts career fighting in NAAFS. He is undefeated under the organization with 5 knockouts. After suffering the first loss of his career to Lyman Good at Bellator 35, he bounced back with a first-round KO victory over Gerric Hayes at NAAFS - Caged Vengeance 9.
Bellator Fighting Championships
In his Bellator debut, Lozano fought UFC veteran Yoshiyuki Yoshida at Bellator 31 and defeated him by TKO (corner stoppage) to give him a spot in the Bellator Season 4 Welterweight Tournament. He fought former Bellator welterweight champion Lyman Good in the first round of the Bellator Season 4 Welterweight Tournament. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
in 2011, Lozano entered into the Bellator Season 5 Welterweight Tournament. He fought Brent Weedman in the opening round held at Bellator 49 and won the fight via unanimous decision. In the semifinal round he lost via KO to Douglas Lima, the eventual winner of the tournament.
In 2012, Lozano was featured in the Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament. He faced Karl Amoussou in the opening round of the tournament at Bellator 63 and lost via submission in the first round. Lozano was released from his contract after suffering back-to-back losses in Bellator.
Lozano made his post Bellator debut on June 2, 2012 for North American Allied Fight Series in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. Lozano fought James Warfield, an experienced journeyman, in the co-main event of Fight Night in the Flats 8. Lozano won the fight after Warfield could not answer for the second round.
Fight Master: Bellator MMA
In his preliminary fight to get on the show, Lozano defeated Josh Quayhagen by unanimous decision. During the team selection, Lozano chose Frank Shamrock to be his coach. In his second fight, he defeated Bryan Travers by split decision in a sudden victory round. In the quarterfinals, he faced Mike Bronzoulis and lost via unanimous decision.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|13 matches||10 wins||3 losses|
|Loss||10-4||Eddie Gordon||Decision (split)||Cage Fury Fighting Championships 60||August 6, 2016||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||10–3||James Warfield||TKO (retirement)||NAAFS - Fight Night in the Flats 8||June 2, 2012||1||5:00||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||9–3||Karl Amoussou||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Bellator 63||March 30, 2012||1||2:05||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States||Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
|Loss||9–2||Douglas Lima||KO (punch)||Bellator 53||October 8, 2011||2||3:14||Miami, Oklahoma, United States||Bellator Season 5 Welterweight Tournament Semifinal.|
|Win||9–1||Brent Weedman||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 49||September 10, 2011||3||5:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Bellator Season 5 Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal.|
|Win||8–1||Derek Smith||Submission (rear-naked choke)||NAAFS: Fight Night in the Flats 7||June 4, 2011||1||2:20||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Win||7–1||Gerric Hayes||KO (punch and head kick)||NAAFS: Caged Vengeance 9||April 16, 2011||1||4:59||Canton, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||6–1||Lyman Good||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 35||March 5, 2011||3||5:00||Lemoore, California, United States||Bellator Season 4 Welterweight Tournament Quarterfinal|
|Win||6–0||Yoshiyuki Yoshida||TKO (corner stoppage)||Bellator 31||September 30, 2010||2||5:00||Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States|
|Win||5–0||Jason Dent||TKO (retirement)||NAAFS: Fight Night in the Flats 6||June 5, 2010||4||5:00||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Win||4–0||Brandon Gaines||KO (punch)||Freestyle Cage Fighting 40||March 27, 2010||1||3:56||Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||3–0||Allan Weickert||KO (punch)||NAAFS: Night of Champions||December 5, 2009||1||4:55||Akron, Ohio, United States|
|Win||2–0||John Fields||KO (punch)||NAAFS: Rock N Rumble 3||August 29, 2009||1||0:47||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Win||1–0||Marcus Kuck||KO (punches)||NAAFS: Fight Night in the Flats 5||June 6, 2009||1||0:37||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
- http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=12477&zoneid=13[permanent dead link]
- Joe Myers. "Sherdog Prospect Watch: Chris Lozano". Sherdog.
- "Chris Lozano is fourth addition to Bellator's season-four welterweight tourney". MMAjunkie.
- Matt Faler. "Lyman Good vs Chris Lozano Official for Bellator 35". MMArecap.
- "'Fight Master: Bellator MMA' cast unveiled with Riggs, Lozano and 30 others". MMA Junkie. Retrieved May 6, 2013.